Detecting Everyday Scenarios in Narrative Texts

Lilian Diana Awuor Wanzare, Michael Roth, Manfred Pinkal


Abstract
Script knowledge consists of detailed information on everyday activities. Such information is often taken for granted in text and needs to be inferred by readers. Therefore, script knowledge is a central component to language comprehension. Previous work on representing scripts is mostly based on extensive manual work or limited to scenarios that can be found with sufficient redundancy in large corpora. We introduce the task of scenario detection, in which we identify references to scripts. In this task, we address a wide range of different scripts (200 scenarios) and we attempt to identify all references to them in a collection of narrative texts. We present a first benchmark data set and a baseline model that tackles scenario detection using techniques from topic segmentation and text classification.
Anthology ID:
W19-3410
Volume:
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Storytelling
Month:
August
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | Story-NLP | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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90–106
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-3410
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-3410
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